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Exhibitions & Showcases

Current Exhibitions

The Chapel Gallery provides around twenty exhibitions and showcases each year. Our current programme of exhibitions is below.

Click to enlarge: Land Sea Sky - Margaret Cahill, Wolves

Land, Sea, Sky
: 21 Sept - 9 Nov 2013
Ten artists take you on a journey inspired by the world we live in and their own unique experiences. The work includes bold expressive responses contrasting with those more delicate almost ethereal interpretations. This is a truly fascinating and atmospheric exhibition.

Exhibiting artists: Emily Mennerdahl and Jonas Bottern, Margaret Cahill, Paul Cousins, Pascal- Michel Dubois, Steve Talbot, Malcolm Taylor, Ulrich West, Wendy Williams and Phil Withersby.

Click to enlarge: Objects Of Desire - Jill Shaddock, Ceramics

Objects of Desire:
: 16 November - 11 January 2014
Visitors travel from far and wide to find perfect gifts for Christmas at the Chapel Gallery. Choose from an amazing selection of contemporary craft provided by some of the very best UK based designers.

There are collections of exquisite jewellery, glass, ceramics and textiles. Not to mention print, illustration and innovative lighting. Explore the gallery to find quirky surprises youíll love!

Exhibiting artists: Lucy Alice, Tom Asquith, Boop Designs, Samantha Bryan, Liz Cooksey, Amy Cooper, Jane Coyle, Gin Durham, Craig Fellows, Rebecca Gouldson, Lucy-Anne Harding, Claire Humphreys, Fiona Kerr, Linda Lovatt, Julia Macgregor, Kevin Maddison, Anne Massey, Fiona Mazza, Bridget McVey, Caroline Nash, Kate Rhodes, Helen Russell, Jill Shaddock, Helaina Sharpley, Helen Shire and Silversoles.

Click to enlarge: Making Faces - Anne-Marie Wright, Walkwi

Making Faces:
18 January - 8 March 2014
The portrait has a long tradition of being represented by painter and sculptor alike. Some seeking to create an honest representation while others a thing of beauty. The celebrity culture that exists today has an insatiable appetite for images; here we see the work of seven artists concerned with notions of identity, truth and concealment.

Visitors will be offered a real insight into the creative process, from the generation of an initial idea to its realisation, and will even be invited to contribute to an artwork themselves.

The artists: John Afflick, Stephen Brown, Lee Devonish, David Hancock, Errol Neil, Anthony Ogden, Pauline Parsons, Kyle Poulson, Leanne Richardson and Anne-Marie Wright.

Click to enlarge: The Storytellers - Rosemary Morisons, francis family

The Storytellers:
15 March - 3 May 2014
This is an exhibition of contrasts bringing together the work of three artists bound together by the narrative.

Inspired by myths and legends Fidelma Massey has created strange and fanciful imaginings, while Mary Campbells travels and observations have directly influenced her work. However in Rosemary Morisonís work it is often the artwork itself that creates the narrative, resulting in a magical exhibition.

The artists: Fidelma Massey, Rosemary Morison and Mary Campbell
Click to enlarge: Beastly Machines - Johnny White, In The Dog House

Beastly Machines:
10 May - 28 June 2014
Beastly Machines is a brand new collection of mechanical sculptures by Derbyshire based artist Johnny White. The work is humorous and interactive, and is influenced by current affairs; media stories and plays on words, all portrayed by a host of animals and mythical creatures.

A National Touring Exhibition organised by 20-21 Visual Arts centre.

Exhibiting Artist: Johnny White